Hands up if you have gone Vegan for January? The aim of Veganuary is to reduce the suffering of animals by inspiring and supporting people across the globe to go vegan for the month of January, and many people have signed up to ditch meat and dairy products.
Going vegan however isn’t just about what you do and don’t eat, in fact many vegans also choose to avoid animal byproducts in their cosmetics, whether its beewax, milk proteins or lanolin.
Fortunately vegan beauty has in recent years become more mainstream, with greater choice and far better accessibility than ever before, so you don’t need to compromise your beauty regime for your principles.
The Jojoba Company is one such company that is committed to not testing on animals or using animal derivatives in any of their products. Their products are 100% natural, cruelty free and a complete pleasure to use.
Embryolisse formulations make use primarily of active ingredients of plant origin. Whilst not all their products are vegan – some contain beeswax – their CC Cream is vegan and performs as well, if not better, than any other CC cream I’ve tried. It utilises colour adapting technology so suits most skintones and contains SPF 20, so if you thought vegan skincare was basic, think again.
With the exception of a few products which contain silk proteins Shea Moisture is in the main vegan, with its focus firmly on the use of plant based ingredients. It is also cruelty free and a great choice if you try to avoid SLS, artificial colours and fragrances, and heavy silicones in your haircare products.
Many lip products contain beeswax but the Secret Lip Liner from No Bleeding Lips ticks both the vegan and cruelty free boxes, and proves vegan makeup can still be high tech and high performance.
Vegan beauty is definitely getting a wider audience than ever before and with initiatives such as Veganuary gaining momentum and encouraging people to think about the welfare of animals that audience can only get bigger.
Do you use vegan beauty products? If so which are your favourite vegan brands?
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